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Hot carcass dressing (HCD): The percentage of individual animal dressing was defined as the hot carcass weight divided by the live weight 14 hours before slaughter.
Hot carcass dressing (HCD) is the percentage of individual animal dressing and is defined by ratio HCW:BW.
Mean values of slaughter weight (SW), empty body eight (EBW), fasting weight (FW), hot carcass weight (HCW), cold carcass weight (CCW), hot carcass dressing (HCD), cold carcass dressing (CCD), net carcass yield (NCY), weight loss from cooling (WLC), carcass compactness index (CCI), leg compactness index (LCI), conformation (CO), and backfast thickness (BT), longissimus muscle area (LMA), according to treatment.
2007) reported higher carcass dressing percentage for Spanish and Boer goats fed grass and alfalfahay-based diets with limited concentrate supplementation.